May 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 300 - Introduction to Evolution


Description:
An introduction to the Darwinian theory of evolution. Exploration of the mechanisms of evolutionary change, speciation, and macroevolutionary patterns of the evolution of life on Earth including humans. May not be counted toward a major or minor in the department of biological sciences. NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern. 

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above. May not be counted toward a major in the department of biological sciences.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World. K8 - Science & Technology

General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the principals of evolutionary theory to examples from current research with community and societal implications.
  • Utilize real-world observational or experimental data to evaluate, analyze, and interpret evolutionary theory.
  • Use evolutionary models to formulate and test questions about real-world data in evolutionary biology.
  • Identify the consequences of evolutionary forces (e.g. natural selection, genetic drift, non-random mating, migration, and mutation) on populations.
  • Analyze how evolutionary forces, speciation processes, and geologic and environmental events influence macroevolutionary patterns.
  • Explore the controversy concerning evolutionary thought in the context of your personal community and worldview.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
11/20/2020

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Winter Locations: Ellensburg



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